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    Eight killed, 35 injured as suicide attack targets security forces' vehicle in Quetta

    QUETTA: A suicide attack targetted a security forces' vehicle near the premises of the heavily guarded Quetta district courts on Saturday.

    At least eight people, including two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel, were killed and at least 35 others were wounded in the powerful explosion.

    DIG Imtiaz Shah confirmed it was a suicide attack and said the attacker blew himself up near a vehicle belonging to the FC.

    The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the attack in an email sent to journalists. The claim could not be independently verified.

    Balochistan province's home secretary Akbar Durrani told journalists that six people were injured in the blast.

    "We can not ascertain right now whether it was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) or a suicide bomb attack," said Akbar Durrani.

    The blast partially damaged the security forces' vehicle and shattered the window panes of nearby buildings.

    Television footage showed several wounded FC personnel being shifted from the scene.

    Rescue and emergency teams reached the blast site. An emergency was declared in all nearby hospitals, while the wounded have been shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta.

    Traffic in the area is usually jam-packed with a market, district ans sessions courts and a number of government building situated in the vicinity.

    Quetta is the provincial capital of Balochistan. The province has been experiencing incident violence and targeted killings since more than a decade.

    The largest province of the country by area, is home to a low-level insurgency by ethnic Baloch separatists. Al Qaeda-linked and sectarian militants also operate in the region.

    The province shares borders with Afghanistan and Iran.

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    Re: Eight killed, 35 injured as suicide attack targets security forces' vehicle in Qu

    rip

    TTP should be now hunted and exterminated from the roots.

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    Re: Eight killed, 35 injured as suicide attack targets security forces' vehicle in Qu

    RIP. A ground offensive in Balochistan is the need of the hour. We need to close the border with Afghanistan and fence major sections. Aerial reconnaissance with aremed drones and hot peruits and deportation of illegal migrants from Afghanistan in Quetta is a must.
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    Re: Eight killed, 35 injured as suicide attack targets security forces' vehicle in Qu

    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    RIP. A ground offensive in Balochistan is the need of the hour. We need to close the border with Afghanistan and fence major sections. Aerial reconnaissance with aremed drones and hot peruits and deportation of illegal migrants from Afghanistan in Quetta is a must.
    Fencing is what I suggested 3 years ago. Initial cost would be a hard one to swallow but the results would be instant

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    Re: Eight killed, 35 injured as suicide attack targets security forces' vehicle in Qu

    RIP

    Another easy target?

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    Re: Eight killed, 35 injured as suicide attack targets security forces' vehicle in Qu

    RIP


    Something drastic needs to be done. Just close the border

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    Re: Eight killed, 35 injured as suicide attack targets security forces' vehicle in Qu

    Land mines on the borders with Iran,as Iran is a major promoter of terrorism in Baluchistan.
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    Re: Eight killed, 35 injured as suicide attack targets security forces' vehicle in Qu

    Quote Originally Posted by Express View Post
    Fencing is what I suggested 3 years ago. Initial cost would be a hard one to swallow but the results would be instant
    A ditch would probably be cheaper

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